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How to Use Counting Pins in Your Cross Stitch
So we had a discussion on Facebook and here about using counting pins, especially on larger projects. I mentioned that I was looking at ordering some and wanted to hear everyone's experiences. In an effort to better understand the whole concept of using counting pins in counted cross stitch I turned to Tommye J Bunce (aka TJB Designs) and asked for a brief explanation of how these beautiful tools worked to make our stitching easier...... (by the way, hop over to and give her fan page a "like" if you haven't already) -----TJB counting pins explanation for cross stitchers----- Counting pins are a must for anyone who does counted thread embroidery. They will scare away that ugly frog!! The tips are blunt like tapestry needles, so they won't split the threads of your fabric. Rubber earring nuts are used to hold the pins in place. The most common way to use them is when moving from one stitched area to another spot where you want to start stitching. For